Why did God create us? Why are we here? Why did God create, and make people humans? Get answers to these questions and many more.
It is critical to understand that God did not “create” us in the sense of causing us to appear out of nowhere.
Heavenly Father’s motivation for creating us was not haphazard or arbitrary, but rather profoundly purposeful.
What then are the reasons He created us? The question is answered below.
Why God Created Us
Through our reason, we have identified some Biblically supported reasons about why God created us. Some of them are:
1. God Created People to Reflect His Image
The first thing that strikes us is the repetition of the plural pronouns in reference to God: “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (1:26).
Jewish scholars usually explain this as God talking to the angels. But Scripture is clear that God did not take counsel with the angels when He created man (Isa. 40:12-26; 44:24), and besides, He didn’t create man in the image of Himself along with the angels.
While it would go too far to say that the plural pronoun teaches the doctrine of the Trinity, it is correct to say that it allows for the later revelation of that doctrine.
We have here a consultation among the persons of the Godhead prior to the creation of man. There is one God, but He exists in three eternal, co-equal Persons, the same in substance, but distinct in subsistence.
2. God Created People to Rule over Creation
“Let them rule” (1:26) is the consequence of “Let Us make man in Our image.” God gave the right of dominion over all living things to a man.
The command to subdue it (1:28) implies that there was work involved, even in the perfect setting of the Garden, to bring the creation under man’s rightful dominion.
This dominion involves stewardship of the earth and its resources under the sovereignty of God.
3. God Created People to Reproduce Godly Offspring
“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it” (1:28). This is both God’s pronouncement of blessing as well as His delegation of responsibility.
The blessing of sharing in God’s creative process by producing offspring was given to other living things besides man (1:22, 24-25).
But man alone was commanded not only to fill the earth but also to subdue it. This requires not only bearing children but rearing godly children who will properly subdue the earth under God.
By producing ungodly children man fills, but does not subdue, the earth.
Then why did God Create the World?
By world, I mean the earth and all that exists in it, both fauna and flora.
God in His splendor, goodness, and love created the world so that He can be able manifest His Love, Glory, Honour, and Might.
But someone may ask, to who does God need to manifest anything? The simple answer is to all His creation.
Why did God Create Man?
God created man so that man can Know Him, Love Him, Serve Him then Praise and Glorify Him for the rest of his life.
Because Heavenly Father wanted us to have the chance to progress and become like Him, He created our spirits, and He provided a plan of salvation and happiness that necessarily includes this earthly experience.